Nostalgic Libation

Spiked retro soda flavors offer the ultimate nostalgic indulgence

Implications - Consumers are embracing drinkable nostalgia in the form of retro sodas spiked for the ultimate escape from "adulting." Also highlighting the desire for familiar flavors in adventurous formats, this progression speaks to the role nostalgia can play in the contemporary pursuit of meaning in everyday experiences such as eating and drinking.
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Botanical Alcoholic Sodas - This Alcoholic Root Beer Celebrates Traditional Brewing
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This Year and Warm 780 Clicks Pub: Sep 9, 16
Botanical Alcoholic Sodas
This Alcoholic Root Beer Celebrates Traditional Brewing
Even though the ‘Not Your Father’s Root Beer’ boasts a number of old-fashioned elements, this alcoholic root beer product has been reinvented for the modern age. The product... [More]
Boozy Artisanal Adult Sodas - The BEST DAMN Brewing Co. Released Two New Flavored Sodas
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This Year and Warm 1,193 Clicks Pub: Apr 5, 17
Boozy Artisanal Adult Sodas
The BEST DAMN Brewing Co. Released Two New Flavored Sodas
The Millennial demographic is reportedly consuming far less beer than generations before them, so brands are responding with products like the BEST DAMN Brewing Co. flavored sodas. Introducing two... [More]
Retro Alcohol-Infused Sodas - The Pop Shoppe Has Introduced 2 New Alcoholic Flavors
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This Month and Warm 131 Clicks Pub: Jul 19, 17
Retro Alcohol-Infused Sodas
The Pop Shoppe Has Introduced 2 New Alcoholic Flavors
The revived retro Pop Shoppe soft drinks have taken a hard turn after the company released two new alcohol-infused flavors: Hard Cream Soda and Lime Ricky. The beloved discount pop from the 1970s... [More]
Alcoholic Grape Sodas - Henry's Hard Soda Now Makes a Grape Soda with 4.2% Alcohol
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This Year and Warm 259 Clicks Pub: Feb 14, 17
Alcoholic Grape Sodas
Henry's Hard Soda Now Makes a Grape Soda with 4.2% Alcohol
The newest addition to MillerCoors’ line of Henry’s Hard Soda revisits a classic childhood comfort—grape soda. The adult soda beverage boasts a grape flavor, “a subtle citrus... [More]
Boozy Cherry Sodas - Henry's Hard Cherry Cola Adds an Alcoholic Kick to Fruit-Flavored Soda
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This Year and Warm 246 Clicks Pub: Aug 15, 16
Boozy Cherry Sodas
Henry's Hard Cherry Cola Adds an Alcoholic Kick to Fruit-Flavored Soda
Henry’s recently expanded its range of spiked sodas with the addition of Henry’s Hard Cherry Cola. Not only does the new drink cater to non-beer drinkers, but it is also meant to appeal... [More]
Flavorful Alcoholic Sodas - WG Brewing's Boozy New Soft Drinks Provide an Alternative to Beer
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Mild 593 Clicks Pub: Jul 8, 16
Flavorful Alcoholic Sodas
WG Brewing's Boozy New Soft Drinks Provide an Alternative to Beer
Building on the success of its Wild Root Alcoholic Root Beer and Wild Ginger Alcoholic Beer, WG Brewing has added two new alcoholic sodas to its product lineup. By combining the sugary-sweet taste... [More]
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